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burned. and we want to bring in our chief meteorologist bill martin, the winds were not strong today. >> the winds were light. i heard fire. on a day like this, everybody jumps. but there is no wind out there. this is the result. you see the area, look at the trees behind there, they would go up in a minute. they are not blowing that hard. the winds are light, almost non- existent. temperatures in this area in the upper 90s. humidities in the area in the single digits. it is dry. look what is missing, the winds. fortunate, we have more heat in the forecast, robert handa is in morgan hill, it got to 97 degrees today and you are talking about high residents. >> reporter: bill, as you know, there are always worries when
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summer ends but summer weather doesn't. the dry grass is a big concern for firefighters here. they have to maintain their summer time alert. >> reporter: when temperatures hover in the mid-90s, october isn't much different than august, it has brought a wave of small, manageable fires. >> activity has been summerlike. seeing fire starts occurring throughout the bay area. very much like we would see during the normal summer periods. >> reporter: it was a day to beat the heat and many people know that now is not the time to be over doing it. >> i have been trying to get back with my walking and i have to do it early in the morning. i am not able to do it in athe afternoons with the heat -- in the afternoons with the heat. >> keep an eye on the most
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vulnerables. >> make sure baby -- vulnerables. >> make sure babies are not over dressed, check on the elderly. >> reporter: this heat wave came at a good time for the bay area. >> activity of having large, major fires in california has been low. all of our resources are available locally. >> reporter: that paid off today and means why you understand why cal fire plans to stay at summer time staffing levels. live, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. breaking news out of san mateo county, a school bus accident before 5:00 p.m. tonight on highway 17. officials say the bus collided with a van. only the driver was inside the bus at the time and there are serious injuries. one lane of highway 17 is
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closed at this hour. we are working to get more information. more developing news in the central valley. 40 people were injured when a big rig collided with a amtrak train along the amtrak line. the big rig struck the train where the tracks cross kansas avenue. ktvu's kara cara liu has more -- cara liu has more. >> reporter: one of the victims heard screams and crying before the accident. a big rig slams into the train about 12:30 p.m. this afternoon. you could see the derailed training leaning. she was in a second car, she says she was returning home after visiting hayward. she says she wasn't seriously hurt but it was scary when the
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train started tipping. >> you couldn't see anything. it was just all dusty and, you know, you are breathing in the dirt. people start coughing, screaming, crying. it was horrible. >> reporter: that train left oakland about 7:30 a.m. this morning. folks on other trains this afternoon say they got a call from amtrak telling them about the derailment and saying they would have to be bussed. >> i take amtrak all the time, this is the first time anything like this happened. it is unnerving. >> reporter: 40 people have been taken to the hospital. amtrak saying none of the injuries are life threatening and we learned this was the same spot of another accident in 2008, 30 people were hurt in that crash when a truck crashed into a train. live in oakland, cara liu, ktvu channel 2 news. we have new video showing
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the second train accident. this happened 2 hours after the amtrak crash and 18 miles away. it involved a truck and a freight train. the train did not derail. >> follow us on twitter and get the latest updates on this and breaking news 24 hour as day. the case against the shooter in the oikos university massacre was put on hold. >> robler is live with the -- rob roth is live with the outburst in the courtroom and the questions it is raising. >> reporter: here outside oikos university the school created a rock garden in honor of the victims killed in a rampage six months ago tomorrow. in court today, questions are being raised about the mental status of the gunman. >> reporter: one goh sat in court today. he said stood up and shouted to
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the judge i have a motion. >> he will be assessed to determine whether he is competent to stand trial. >> reporter: he faces 7 counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder at oikos university. the victims were former classmates and a receptionist. the doors at oikos university are locked down, the classroom is no longer used by the program. >> it is not easy. it will never be forgotten. just in the past. every time something happens we may have to talk. >> reporter: the students passing the examines have been low, they have been working to correct that and hope to expand
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the program next year. many students may be called as students when the case goes to trial. >> they want to become lvns and they wantt to finish and go on. -- they want to finish and go on. >> reporter: he is due back in court november 19. reporting live, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. opening statement in the murder trial of a woman accused of killing a nursing student. authorities say giselle esteban was jealous of michelle le. prosecutors say that drove giselle esteban to plan michelle le's murder. the defense argues it was a crime of passion. michelle le's family was at the courthouse today and their focus is the same. >> we are here for michelle. trying to be strong for her. >> investigators say giselle esteban killed michelle le in a garage in may of last year. today police said they have
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determined that a shooting on the freeway yesterday was a targeted shooting. this red car was fired at after 3:30 p.m. while driving on highway 101. the three people inside the car were injured but are recovering. the incident snarled traffic for hours. now police say it was not a random shooting but they are still trying to determine the motive. police say a teacher accused of having a relationship with a former student was found dead this morning. james izumizaki was arrested last week but charges were never filed. the death is now being investigated as a suicide. the body was found this morning inside his car. james izumizaki had worked at albany middle school since 2008. officials say counselors will
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be on campus. it is like something out of a spy movie, hackers used the school district's computer system to gain information about the government. officials say they did not compromise personal information. the hackers were using several innocent party's servers to try to steal information from the fbi and the cia. >> we have been told our firewall wasn't breached, they got to our server, used it to cover their tracks. >> since there was no breach they were asked to leave the server up and running to try to track down the guilty party. police arrested a man suspected of committing two bank robberies. adam kiedrowski was taken into custody tuesday. investigators believe he is the suspect who robbed a u.s. bank
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on august 28 and another u.s. bank on september 5. illegal immigrants signed up for a program allowing them to apply for driver's license. >> hard to work my schedule around that and having my driver's license would be great. >> counselors helped dozens with their paper work. it is part of a bill signed by governor jerry brown yesterday. to qualify they must be under 30, going to school or graduated or served in the military. those who work in the community say culture differences may make it tough for those who are eligible. >> they are cautious with it comes to -- cautious when it comes to providing information to the government and it is something we tried to assist
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them with. it is just -- i guess just part of the callture -- culture. >> it takes effect january 1. google moved into the number two spot of most valuable companies. they surpassed microsoft today. google generated $38 billion in revenue last year. today shares hit record highs, finishing up more than 7 points at $761.78. apple is the number one company. aimed at capturing the attention of customers, hewlett- packard introduced its new tablet today. the pad works with a case that includes a keyboard and docking station. it is expected to be available
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in january of 2013. pg&e's plan for underwater explosions to reveal earthquake faults and what i learned about the harm to marine mammals. >> and ktvu will carry the presidential debate, starts at 6:00 p.m. president obama and mitt romney will debate. ktvu channel 2 news will follow immediately after. dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding.
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erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site. cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. prop 38 is an opportunity of a generation. for the second straight day the coast guard searched for two fisherman by pigeon point south of half moon bay. they went missing yesterday morning when their boat capsized. two others on the boat made it back to shore safely. it is believed the two others
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were not wearing life vests. the fire that gutted his law office is the latest in a string of attacks against him. they confirmed the fire was intentionally set. the case is being treated as a act of domestic terrorism. the mayor says this isn't the first time he has been targeted. >> i have had written threats. verbal threats. telephone threats but none to the level of this type. >> the mayor says he believes the attacks are politically motivated. he is not fearful for his life but is concerned for his family. investigators arrested a woman in connection with a car fire over the weekend. firefighters found the vehicle
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on fire saturday afternoon. police said today they arrested a woman on felony arson charges. two people were hurt today when a car slammed into a restaurant. happened this afternoon. the car crashed right into the front of the restaurant, smashing out a window. witnesses say the injuries do not appear to be serious. authorities haven't said what caused the crash. a controversial proposed study off the coast has environmentest angry and worried. ktvu's health and science editor john fowler is here where pg&e's plan is creating a lot of concern for marine mammals. >> reporter: 40-mile stretch of the ocean. from here down to south of pismo beach. beginning next month 12 days of
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blasting the water here, every 15 seconds with super loud sound. >> reporter: the power plant could be at risk from undersea earthquake faults. >> the state called for the study and we are committed with working with them. >> reporter: penetrate the ocean floor, echoes reveal faults but it could also hurt marine mammals. >> we will have safe protection zones. >> reporter: there will be only temporary effects on marine life but i obtained this report, there would be significant and unavoidable harm to hundreds of marine mammals. >> we have seen beachings of marine mammals around the world following large noises. they say the state used better and more recent science
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that are better, less risky methods to explore the faults. >> you can get better, reliable data by going at it another way. >> reporter: puplic comment period is -- public comment period is open for the next three weeks. health and science editor john fowler ktvu channel 2 news. if you live or work in the walnut creak area, two lanes of this road will be closed in both directions tomorrow through friday from ten p.m. to 5:00 a.m -- 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. they will be making road repairs. today is the thirdpad spayd in a row. -- third spare the air day in a row. ktvu's chief meteorologist bill martin is tracking cooler weather. >> got nowhere to go but get cooler. today is the hottest day of the
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week. dry and drown out there. one thing i picked up earlier on the 5:00 p.m. news, fairfield, the winds out of the east, off shore. in the last hour they shifted southwest. that is the mechanism for the cooling. that is why we are calling for cooling tomorrow. it will still be hot tomorrow, upper 90s but we should see cooling around the bay. by tomorrow night, we will see a strong onshore push. we are lucky there isn't wind today or tomorrow because it is hot and dry. nasty fire conditions. if there was wind, the national weather service guys would have it up in no time a red flag warning. tomorrow's highs. 90s. purples are 100s. tomorrow still hot. you see the fog up to the coast
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there. highs tomorrow will be cooler than these. not so much inland. around the bay, redwood city, san francisco, they will come down a few degrees. it is not going to be 90 degrees. as we go through time, go through this week, the middle of the weekend, the marine layer gets fat, fogchise in, cool -- fog comes in, cools us off. wednesday and thursday. look forward to that cooling and hopefully we get through it without fire issues. no spare the air day tomorrow. but air quality, in some places, will be not what you want. wouldn't be a bad idea to carpool. 99 antioch. 99 bread wood -- brentwood. 96 in morgan hill. 97 gilroy. along the coast, really,
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really, really nice, temperatures tomorrow nice again. five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view. temperatures come down towards the end. more like you expect for fall. we are lucky we didn't have wind. >> that would have gone like that. >> thank you. coming up on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36 racing for an over flow of people. >> from oracle to america's cup and fleet week, how the city plans to handle traffic and transit this week. >> and the idea that made one bay area man wealthier and a genius. join us for these stories and more on bay area news at 7:00 on tv 36. >> the a's could clinch their first playoff spot since 2006, you see the fans are trickling in but the a's have bigger plans than just a wildcard. we will have a live report.
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threetuallies. there has been a -- three whales. there has been an increase in whales this year. mark is here now with sports. giants are already in, now it is the a's turn. >> a lot of different scenarios. boils down to win three in a row you are the western division champs, win one and you go to the playoffs. different things could happen. fred inglis is out there as the excitement builds. >> reporter: yes, talking about exceeding expectations, these are the oakland a's. they are not a perfect team, they lead the american league and set a record with strikeouts this year. make way too many errors but they win close games and they set and lead the major league with 14 walk off victories. 193 home runs so far. that is foin more than -- 79 more than all of last year and
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their pitching staff still have the second lowest earned run average in the american league. this team has more than a wildcard expectation. >> that was our goal, i mean, why would you not try to win the division. we put ourselves in a position, we could get the wildcard but we got three games to win the division. >> hands on deck thing. >> that applies every night, especially in september when you have more resources and more guys here if you have to do things differently, you can. that is been -- you know, the way we looked at it here since september. all hands on deck. >> reporter: the rangers and the a's are 8-8 against each other this year. parker, the rookie, looking for his fourth straight win tonight. >> all right.
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thank you, fred. time to get on and vote for our high school game of the week, which we will feature on friday. and get, do it up right. >> thank you. and coming up tonight at 10:00 p.m., we will follow the fire that already burned two houses. >> and we have a crew on the way and we will bring you the latest tonight at 10:00 p.m. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. -those other store cards... -...preferred shopper...
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